The far future was an undefined era of history, judged "far" into the future from the eras of human history that the Doctor tended to visit most frequently. It arbitrarily extended from after the end of the 100th century to the end of the universe.
In the far future there existed "fake Cyberdudes" who did reenactments of battles from the "last great Cyberwar". Gabby Gonzalez, the Tenth Doctor, Cindy Wu, and Anubis once encountered these reenactors. (COMIC: Vortex Butterflies) The Thirteenth Doctor identified the immediate aftermath of the Cyber-Wars as the "very far future" to Team TARDIS. (TV: Ascension of the Cybermen)
100th-500th centuries[edit | edit source]
The inhabitants of the Nerva Beacon were put in cryonic suspension in advance of solar flares. By that time, the Nerva Beacon was a kind of "ark" in orbit around Earth. The crew was revived by the Fourth Doctor and his companions (TV: The Ark in Space) in 16,087 (AUDIO: Wirrn Isle) and helped to fend off the Wirrn. (TV: The Ark in Space) Later, on the now uninhabited Earth itself, they prevented Styre from enabling a Sontaran invasion of the galaxy. (TV: The Sontaran Experiment)
In 16,127, Olympic Games were being held in the planet's main settlement, Nerva City, the former site of New York City, at the time of the Sixth Doctor and Flip Jackson's arrival in the city. They had resumed the Olympic Games. Fragmentary historical records stated that the Games were held every fourth of a year instead of once every four years. (AUDIO: Wirrn Isle)
The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited the Delirium Archive during the 171st century. After finding a message from River Song left on a Home Box, they left for the 51st century to find her. (TV: The Time of Angels)
The Charrl inhabited Earth in 22,000. They called it Antýkhon. Muldwych was exiled here. Some of the Charrl travelled through the Great Divide to the early 20th century. (PROSE: Birthright, AUDIO: Birthright) According to the Third Doctor, the height of Karfel's civilisation was about this time. (PROSE: Speed of Flight)
The Eleventh Doctor visited Mercury in the 367th century with Amy Pond and Rory Williams and witnessed the first contact between human miners and the native Mercurian energy beast. (COMIC: Hot Stuff!)
The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan landed in the Morestran Empire in the 392nd century, two thousand years after the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane's visit. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil, Zeta Major) Morestra was finally abandoned in 39,164[source needed], and its people began a search for a new home planet, being almost entirely cut off from their Earth origins. (PROSE: Zeta Major)
502nd century to the final death of Earth[edit | edit source]
In 199,909 the Mighty Jagrafess was installed by the Daleks inside Satellite Five, which broadcast news across the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. In 200,000, Cathica Santini Khadeni, an employee of Satellite Five, killed the Jagrafess after learning the truth about the news satellite from the Ninth Doctor and his companions Rose Tyler and Adam Mitchell. (TV: The Long Game)
A hundred years later, the Ninth Doctor and his friends Rose and Jack Harkness were stolen from the TARDIS and taken again to the Game Station by the Controller. (TV: Bad Wolf) Rose Tyler used the heart of the TARDIS to become the Bad Wolf. As Bad Wolf, she destroyed a Dalek fleet led by the latest of their Emperors. (TV: The Parting of the Ways) Jack Harkness was exterminated and made immortal, again due to Bad Wolf's intervention. He was abandoned by the Doctor here.
In the 2501st century, Volag-Noc was still in use. Dirk Slipstream was sent there by the Doctor for murdering six hundred people, though he escaped after six years. The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited the Gyre in 250,399 after the TARDIS was pulled off-course. (PROSE: Night of the Humans)
Humans encroached upon the domain of the Sulumians in the eighth dimension circa 317,000. Thorgan made at least two attempts to change history to prevent the incursion. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)
During a conflict between Kallix Grover and the Sine Wave Shrine of Shillitar in 436,000, a wave of magnetic energy hit Earth by mistake. The vast grid of nanotechnology was wiped out and Earth was cut off from space. "The Great Retrenchment", a 10,000 year Dark Age began and humans turned to biology and chemistry.
In 438,526, Chantal Osterberg wrote a diary entry about her life and how it led to creating the Osterberg Experiment. Seven years later, in 438,533, Chantal Osterberg created the Hy-Bractors. (PROSE: Only Human)
Circa 500,000, after millennia of environmental degradation, humans evolved into the vampire-like Haemovores. The last creature alive in the polluted world was Ingiger, the Ancient One, who was brought to the 10th century by Fenric. This timeline was negated by the Seventh Doctor and Ace. (TV: The Curse of Fenric, PROSE: Goth Opera)
Two years later, Earth was abandoned due to solar flare activity. The Eighth Doctor and Charlotte Pollard send the SS Batavia here brought from 15 January 1942 to this time by a stranded Cyberman ship back to its own time, destroying the Cybermen and their ship, but leaving Charley stranded in this time. (AUDIO: The Girl Who Never Was) She was later rescued by the Sixth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Condemned)
In order to protect secrets stolen from the Matrix, the Time Lords moved Earth light years across space, which caused a catastrophe for the inhabitants. According to one account, the world became known as Ravolox circa 2,000,000. (TV: The Mysterious Planet) At some time thereafter the planet was restored to its original location and came once more to be known as Earth. (TV: The End of the World)
The Seventh Doctor met Glitz again in Iceworld on the planet Svartos. Here, Ace, a girl transported from Earth in 1987, joined the Doctor as his companion after he said farewell to Melanie Bush, who had gone off to travel with Glitz. (TV: Dragonfire)
In approximately 10,000,000, in the 57th Segment of Time, humans had encountered, and enslaved, the Monoids. Fearing their planet's collision with its sun, they evacuated in a space ark, bound for Refusis II. (TV: The Ark) Another ship, bound for Frontios, also left during this time. (TV: Frontios) The planet Tarron was also colonised by humans after the solar flares of c. 10,000,000. (PROSE: Tarnished Image) Another ship, bound for the planet Hereafter, arrived at he planet and began processing the planet for colonisation, which took twenty-seven generations. (PROSE: The Silent Stars Go By) Balanystra was also a planet colonised during this period. (PROSE: Perfect Day)
- Apparently the "collision" only scorched the planet rather than totally destroying it. In the billions of years after this and before the Earth's final destruction, the National Trust preserved the uninhabited Earth, using gravity satellites to hold back the sun, and restored it back to a "classic Earth".
New Savannah was added to the New Earth Empire in 4,999,999,740, but allowed the Catkind to live autonomously by giving them technology and resources, until the year 5,000,000,000. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur)
According to one account, in the year 5,000,000,000 Earth was finally destroyed when the Sun expanded. An event was hosted on Platform One for some of the richest people to observe the event, but the guests were too busy saving themselves from the sabotage of the platform by metal spiders and the breach of its shields to watch the event. By this point Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 was the only living "pure human", though there were several people who were mostly human spread throughout the stars. (TV: The End of the World)
Facsimile editions of Agatha Christie's novels including Death in the Clouds were still being published in this year. The Tenth Doctor possessed such an edition in his TARDIS. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)
After the destruction of Earth[edit | edit source]
After the destruction of Earth, the survivors dispersed into the posthuman hegemony. One group, the Arcadians, considered themselves the preservers of the old Earth's ways, and they recreated Earth on various Earth-like planets. (PROSE: The Book of the War) On the planet of New Earth, an order of nurses called the Sisters of Plenitude was found to have been experimenting upon artificially created humans in New New York Hospital in the year 5,000,000,023. After the experiments were uncovered, the order was taken into custody by the New New York Police Department and the new humans went on to form a subspecies of humanity. (TV: New Earth)
Five years later, a new "mood" called Bliss was released on New Earth. The product went wrong when a virus mutated in it, killing most of the population of New Earth (the survivors were those in New New York's Undercity, which was blocked off) and everything else within seven minutes, when the virus even resulted in the death of itself. To protect the citizens of the Undercity, the Motorway was created, trapping - and thus, saving - them.
New New York's Undercity citizens were finally free from the undercity in 5,000,000,053. The Face of Boe died after sacrificing himself to save the inhabitants of New Earth, and revealed a final secret to the Tenth Doctor. At this time, humans continued to thrive. Some had interbred with other humanoid species. (TV: Gridlock)
Approaching the end of the universe[edit | edit source]
Circa 100,000,000,000,000, humans, Futurekind, and a few other species still survived in the elderly universe, an "end of all ages", when most stars and galaxies were extinguished. Those surviving humans prepared to journey to Utopia. (TV: Utopia) They made it, but they found the planet uninhabitable, and to survive they made themselves into the cyborgs known as the Toclafane. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)
As the universe approached its end, the Time Lords migrated to another universe along with a handful of other lifeforms that were deemed worthy. The last of humanity, not among the lifeforms chosen, was forced to settle on Ember, one of the last inhabitable planets in the universe, and construct frail metal bodies for themselves in order to survive. Holding a grudge against the Time Lords for abandoning them, as well as the Doctor for not coming to save them as he did in countless times past, the last of humanity created a plan to transfer their minds to 21st century Earth, and create a singularity of consciousness among all humans in order to prevent their ultimate fate. Their plan was ultimately thwarted by the Fifth Doctor, who visited Ember in order to say goodbye to the last human in the universe, Xen. (AUDIO: Singularity)
Me (originally known as Ashildr) watched the stars go out from a reality bubble in a ruined section of the Cloisters on Gallifrey, after the Time Lords had apparently all died out. She found it to be beautiful, though sad. The Twelfth Doctor and Ashildr left the bubble and returned to Gallifrey before the bubble gave out and the final remnants of the universe collapsed. (TV: Hell Bent)
After the universe[edit | edit source]
- Main article: After-universe
Following Event Two, the after-universe would come into existence. (PROSE: Millennial Rites, COMIC: The Stockbridge Child) The City of the Saved was located after the end of the universe. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
"Far future" is a term used for convenience on this wiki for events that occur during a hard to define period that is more difficult to describe than other time periods. It should be noted that time is a relative concept for individuals that use time travel. Therefore this term is conjectural.